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The EEOC is the federal law enforcement agency that:
• Enforces laws against workplace discrimination;
o Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII),
o Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
o Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and
o Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and
o Equal Pay Act.
• Investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, and retaliation for reporting, participating in, and/or opposing a discriminatory practice; and
• Mediates and settles discrimination complaints.
Newark Area Office | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (eeoc.gov)
• Before a private lawsuit may be filed in court, a charge of discrimination must be filed with EEOC at least 180 days but generally 300 days after the last act of discrimination.—Beverly A. Williams – Of Counsel – Herbert Law Group, LLC